(iso639.448) SV: Analysis of ISO 639 and mappings to SIL Ethnologue

Håvard Hjulstad havard@hjulstad.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 12:09:57 +0100

Thank you, Michael. PLEASE let us NOT have the Saami/Sami/Sámi discussion
repeated again!


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Subject: Re: (iso639.448) SV: Analysis of ISO 639 and mappings to SIL

At 12:47 +0000 2002-02-17, John Clews wrote:
>In message <200202170147.CAA08209@dkuug.dk> "Audun H. Lona" writes:
>>  The term "saami" should be replaced with "sami" as in the 639 original
>>  document (i hope).
>Actually, that's not the case.
>1. All the Saami language councils have preferred to use the name
>"Saami" rather than "Sami" when using the name in English.

John this has been argued a thousand times. The preferred form of the
word, as found on page 1644 of the New Oxford Dictionary of English
(2001) is "Sami", with no accent. "Saami" does not appear in this
dictionary, and in any case should be avoided because people may
hypercorrect it to Såmi, confusing it with equivalences like Ålborg
and Aalborg.
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